Located in Gering, Nebraska: Pitch your tent in the field grass under beautiful old shade trees surrounding our communal fire ring. Wake up to the song of the Meadowlark and the rosy hue of a prairie dawn. Establish your campsite and access 200 acres of private land within a 5 minute walk.
You will find your spirit awakened by the magic of this land featuring Oregon Trail era prairie and unique sandstone bluffs that were recorded as significant landmarks in the pioneer journals of people traveling on the Oregon Trail.
The campsite features a huge downed tree for seated meditation with a stunning view of Dome Rock, also a wonderful play spot for kids. There is a swing set featuring both child and adult-sized seats. It is possible to hang a hammock in the camping area or enjoy the one we provide.
The camping site itself is on a homestead next to 200 acres of privately owned prairie bordering the Scotts Bluff National Monument, a mere mile as the crow flies from Oregon Trail era ruts. Enjoy this natural setting of prairie grasses perfect for long walks. Jump the fence and enjoy hiking and climbing at varying degrees of challenge on the national park land owned by the people of the United States, part of the visual landscape of this site. It is illegal to climb Dome Rock, however one may hike to the bottom "rung" and enjoy the amazing view of the whole valley.
This land also features beautiful canyons full of berry trees, wildflowers, American sagebrush, yucca, cactus, a wide array of native prairie grasses and medicinal plants. Let the sweeping view expand your consciousness.
No alcoholic beverages are allowed
No smoking or open flame of any kind is allowed on the Prairie; however, there is a community fire ring at the campsite.
No glass containers of any kind are allowed on the prairie, but this does not apply to the campsite.
No firearms allowed anywhere on the campsite nor the Prairie
Wildflowers exist on the prairie and should not be picked nor should stones or artifacts be removed
You are responsible for your own trash (leave nothing behind in the campsite or on the prairie)
All Federal and Nebraska state laws are recognized on this land
The campsite and prairie grounds are on uneven ground, step carefully
You are responsible for your own safety
Those who do not follow the site rules will be asked to leave immediately. Prairie access involves an easy 5-minute walk on prairie grasses where there are no trails. Guests should wear appropriate shoes and long pants, as this is wild natural land where *rattlesnakes and a variety of non venomous snakes are sometime spotted.
*A note about snakes and other wildlife:
While rattlesnakes are mostly seen in the canyon, on the rock hills, sometimes on the road near and around our corral area, it is not likely you will see one. Should you encounter a snake on the prairie: Slowly back away and exit the area. Under no circumstances should you approach the snake, follow the snake, or try to hurt the snake. If for some reason you are bitten, stay calm and immediately call 911. At the earliest possible time, please report any sightings and general location to the camp host.
Other wildlife seen in this area include: Meadowlark, Great Horned Owl, White Tailed Deer, Coyote, Opossum, Raccoon, Skunk, Badger, Fox, and a variety of birds of prey.
If you encounter a coyote: Stand your ground and make yourself as large as possible. Slowly back away from the animal while making a menacing sound. Do not run nor turn your back on the animal. Coyotes are generally not interested in people, but do protect the boundaries of their territory. Pets are not allowed on the prairie specifically because of the risk posed by coyotes.
- Check in: After 10AM
- Check out: Before 1PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
The vibe at Peaceful Prairie at Rose Hill
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We strongly recommend Valley View Farm at Rose Hill! Lisa provided an absolutely wonderful experience with the perfect ambiance! We immediately felt at ease in such a welcoming, peaceful and beautiful place. Nestling our tent under the walnut trees allowed for cool shade all day. The exquisitely placed hammock provided the most relaxing view of old ash trees reaching up to the blue sky. (If you stay in the hammock for long, a nice breeze will likely rock you to sleep.) The refreshing outdoor shower was a divine addition to our camping experience! And trading stories while we sat on the large logs circling the fire pit made for a charming, satisfying end to each day. Lisa's abundant hospitality made our stay especially magical! With gratitude, Beth and Chris
We were very happy at Liza's farm! There was water, an outdoor shower, a firepit and access to the Scottsbluff National Monument. Watching the eclipse from here was very special. We would certainly recommend Liza's farm as a place to explore the Scottsbluff area.
Peaceful Prairie is a place true to it's name. Established as a Hipcamp for the summer of 2017 eclipse gathering, this place has more to offer than a simple nights rest. Tucked in a valley beneath boulders and sandstone bluffs, you're able to explore canyons, ravines, bluffs and even prairie lands. Winds come in waves and the scenery is beyond gorgeous. Your hosts offer a shower, a large fire pit for a larger group or just a couple looking to get away for the weekend. Prepare to find the best place for sunset, and awake to beautiful crimson skies over the valley.
Liza was great! Very friendly, helpful with Scottsbluff recommendations and open to socializing.
We had an amazing view and took a nice hike up the dome rock near the property. We had the whole area to ourselves, except for a herd of deer running across the valley.
The downside was that, at the time, the property was not ready for visitors. Despite stating there was some kind of toilet, as well as a shower, there was no toilet and the shower was out of order. The spigot was not working for us either. The property has alot of potential, but the thought and care did not match.